Here is an arrangement of today’s pickin’s from the garden. Yellow wax bush beans, baby eggplant, serrano chili, bell pepper, and yellow cherry tomato. I’m going to use these in a tofu and noodle stir fry for dinner.
I also harvested a large bag of parsley, and am making pesto with it, adding in fresh oregano, mint, garlic, olive oil, a squirt of lemon juice, and salt.
Tonight I’ll transplant my Genovese and Thai basil, which I broadcast seeded in the garden. Because I save my own seed I always have more than I need, and I’ve found that direct seeding in the garden after the soil has really warmed up works best for basil. I even have lemon basil coming up on its own – voluntarily. Speaking of which – I have arugula sprouting underneath the patio table (where I harvested the dried seed). Funny, but the pebbles and chat underneath this table seem to be a perfect medium for seedings! I’ll transplant some of the arugula and see how it does in the middle of a nasty hot Oklahoma summer.